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Turning the Tide on Climate Change

From innovative efforts to incentivize solar panels to building diverse, cross-sector coalitions focused on long-term policy change, our region is a national leader in the fight against climate change.


November 08, 2016

By Maggie Wykowski, Research Officer

While the impacts of climate change may seem long-off, residents in our region know better. Across the state, impacts of climate change have already been felt with increases in severe storms, large destructive fires and mounting threats to the delicate balance of our region’s ecology and hydrology. 

Our communities are responding to, and preparing for, climate change. From innovative efforts to incentivize solar panels to building diverse, cross-sector coalitions focused on long-term policy change, our region is a national leader on this front.

Last summer, Seattle Foundation’s GiveTogether focused on organizations addressing climate change in the region. The environment is one element of our Healthy Community Framework which focuses on eight essential aspects of society that must be supported in order for a community to thrive.

The GiveTogether team, along with our partners in philanthropy, awarded grants to area nonprofits that are at the forefront of this issue. Many of these organizations are both working to turn the tide on climate change and to make sure that regional preparedness, planning and policy efforts equitably benefit all communities. 

To learn more about the following organizations please visit their websites:

Climate Solutions

Futurewise

Got Green

Front and Centered – Latino Community Fund

Northwest SEED

Sightline Institute

Transportation Choices Coalition

Washington Environmental Council

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